THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT: A Virtual Breakfast with David Rubenstein and Dr. Christina Greer

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October 19, 2021 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Start your day with our first-ever virtual breakfast conversation! Perk some coffee, butter your toast, and dig into a dynamic conversation between David Rubenstein and Dr. Christina Greer discussing Rubenstein’s new book, The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream.

David M. Rubenstein—visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of Bloomberg TV’s The David Rubenstein Show and Bloomberg Wealth—has long dedicated himself to interviewing some of the world’s greatest minds and highest performing leaders. In The American Story, Rubenstein brought us conversations from the nation’s most revered historians on critical lessons from American history. In How to Lead, he distilled conversations with the world’s most successful leaders into an essential leadership playbook.

Rubenstein explores our grand national experiment in democracy, culture, innovation, and ideas, revealing the setbacks, suffering, invention, ingenuity, and social movements that continue to shape our vision of what America is—and what it can be. The American Experiment explores the diverse make-up of our country’s DNA thorough interviews with Pulitzer Prize–winning historians, diplomats, music legends, and sports giants, including Jill Lepore, Madeleine Albright, Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Elaine Weiss, Jon Meacham, Walter Isaacson, David McCullough, John Barry, Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Billie Jean King, and Rita Moreno. The American Experiment is a beacon of light in an era of extraordinary challenges, reminding us that our country has been tested before, and will be tested again.

FREE virtual event, although donations are gratefully accepted. REGISTER HERE.

Signed copies of The American Experiment are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.


About the author:

David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of Washington Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge, and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award. Mr. Rubenstein is the host of Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein on Bloomberg TV and The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS. He lives in Maryland.

About the Moderator:
Dr. Christina Greer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University – Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York City and New York State politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion. Prof. Greer’s book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press) investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean. She finds that both ethnicity and a shared racial identity matter and also affect the policy choices and preferences for black groups. Professor Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Her research interests also include mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore. She is the host and producer of The Aftermath with Christina Greer on  Prof. Greer received her BA from Tufts University and her MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.

Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign and its Travelers Arts Impact Grant program, with major support from The Travelers Foundation. For more information call 860-247-0998 or visit


October 19, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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